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Press Release 05.22.19

Education Department Must Enforce Protections for Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, released the following statement on the Department of Education’s recognition that the Equity in IDEA regulation is in effect. The regulation will calculate significant disproportionality in placement and evaluation of students of color in special education programs:

Press Release 05.16.19

‘Pod for the Cause’ to Drive Dialogue, Social Change

WASHINGTON – With the impetus to reach new audiences, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, announced their latest project: a millennial-led social justice podcast titled “Pod for the Cause.”

Press Release 04.29.19

The Leadership Conference Education Fund Welcomes New Board Chair, Members

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund announced Carolyn Osolinik as new board chair, and the addition of James Rucker, co-founder of Citizen Engagement Lab; Stephanie Valencia, co-founder of EquisLabs; and Dr. Dorian Warren, president of Community Change and Community Change Action, to the board. The Education Fund also announced the departure of longtime board chair William “Bill” Robinson, former executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and longtime board member Dr. Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Press Release 04.25.19

Voting Rights Campaign Pushes for Reform at Ohio Field Hearing

CLEVELAND – Mike Brickner, Ohio state director of All Voting is Local, a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, will testify before the House Administration Committee’s Subcommittee on Elections today during its “Voting Rights and Election Administration in Ohio” field hearing. In his testimony, Brickner emphasizes efforts to undercut voting rights in Ohio and urges policy makers to protect equal access to the ballot box.